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Cat Pee and I spent Halloween night greeting trick or treaters at her house getting drunk sipping wine and singing along listening to REM at top volume. No, my pretties, not the REM of "End of the World" and other assorted overplayed modern crap.

I am speaking of the original REM. The REM of the early years. The REM of the mumbled, unintelligible lyrics. The REM of of albums (yes, ALBUMS) such as Murmur and Reckoning. The REM of killer harmonies. The REM when Michael Stipe had long, flowing hair (I kid you not).

The year was 1984. I was in grade 10. As far as I am concerned, this was/is the most perfect song ever (after the intro).

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I'll post the some songs if you wish.

ETA:

God, I love YouTube. Here is the quintessential REM mumbly lyrics song. Just try to sing along.

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By the way, did anyone else have tons of zombie cheerleaders show up at their door this past Halloween? Or was it just a local trend with the preteen set?

My personal favourites were the group of boys dressed as mimes. They were truly commited to the theme, right down to the Charlie Chaplinesque head-scratches.

ETA Again:

I had forgotten how lucious Michael Stipe was back in the day.

Ah, memories.

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Date: 2006-11-12 06:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fromward.livejournal.com
EEEEEEEEE! Pretty Persuasion! EEEEEEEE! And I love their Moon River. I had an .mp3 of a bootleg once... Oh, la.

Radio Free Europe!!! OMG I LOVE YOU! I LOVE REM!

Um, can I have the YouTube links? I think I have to rip these...

Man, I wish my sister liked REM. All she can say ever say is, "Why do you like that bald guy so much?" Hello?!

Oh, yeah, uh, sorry. How are you? Sorry for all the capslocking, but you must have known what an entry like this can do!

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Date: 2006-11-15 02:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trishkit.livejournal.com
Hey, I understand totally!!!! A transcript of my sister and I that night would have been all capslock. Ain't music grand?? My sister and I are generally in 100% agreement over music and I love her for it.

I'm glad you love it so much!!

Here's the YouTube links for the two songs I posted plus a special bonus vid I just discovered: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJMZ9FZyDGA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA57Pafq_NU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ykp0Vq77IBw

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!

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Date: 2006-11-18 09:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fromward.livejournal.com
AWESOME! Thanks!

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